Neonatal meningitis caused by streptococcus pneumonia in Iran

abbasi shaye, zahra and alaee, ehsan and Abbasi shaye, Maryam and bakhtiari, matin (2015) Neonatal meningitis caused by streptococcus pneumonia in Iran. Iranian Journal of Neonatology IJN, 6 (1). pp. 35-38.

IJN_Volume 6_Issue 1_Pages 35-38.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview
Official URL:


Meningitis, pneumonia, and sepsis in newborns and young infants (age < 60 days) are the main causes of childhood mortality in developing countries. Even though streptococcus pneumonia is the most commonly detected microorganism in pediatric bacterial meningitis, it is rare in newborn infants. The following article reports a case of pneumococcal meningitis that was detected early in a newborn infant in 2013. A female baby was born by vaginal delivery with a birth weight of 2900 grams. She was symptomatic (poor feeding) from her first day of life, but she was admitted with a toxic status (dehydrated, lethargic, cyanotic, hypo tone, hypo reflex) to our referral center on her third day life. Her blood culture showed no growth of any organism and her urine culture was also negative, but the Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture showed growth of streptococcus pneumonia. The maternal sepsis workup was normal. Despite all therapeutic management, unfortunately, the patient died on her fourth day after admission.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Neonatology
Depositing User: ijn ijn
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 16:18
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 16:18

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item